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Task Force Latvia: Citations for Cpl Krosse and MCpl Kolinko

May 27, 2021 | 0 comments

Congratulations to our members who have been recognized for their outstanding work ethic and dedication to solving issues!​ Views: 5

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eFP Latvia Ball Hockey Tournament

May 26, 2021 | 0 comments

Having been permitted to play some sports internally at Camp Adazi, Latvia starting on 11 May 21 because of the efficacy time after the 1st vaccination and no COVID cases in weeks, the eFP Battle Group (BG) organized a ball hockey tournament for 22 May 21 named Ex WOLVERINE SLAPSHOT. The tournament consisted of 16 teams from multiple nations, to be played at the outdoor rink on camp. With only a few days’ notice, Sig P.M. Hall organized a team of 10 players from the Sig Sqn, and Maj P. Gaudreau from TFL HQ. The team name was the Hermes War Hounds. Because of Force Protection Health Measures (FPHM) goalies could not share the few sets of goalie gear available through PSP, so RCD MCpl D.L. Wilkinson was our goalie throughout the tournament. For most players, the first game of the tournament would be their first time playing ball hockey in over a year because of the pandemic. Many were anxious about how we would perform, with the majority of the Sig Sqn receiving the 2nd vaccination the day of, or during the two days prior, and side effects being more severe. The first game of the tournament was the […]

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Veterans Affairs Update May 2021

May 14, 2021 | 0 comments

In this edition: Budget 2021 highlights for Veterans and families Results are in: 2020 VAC National Client Survey Commemorating the 20th anniversary of Canada’s peacekeeping mission to Timor-Leste Commemorating Canadians of Asian heritage Veteran success story: Transition tips from a Veteran who did it twice Veteran and Family Well-being Fund makes real differences for Veterans LGBTQ2 Action Plan My VAC Account tips: Information to include in your benefit applications Business boot camps for transitioning CAF members and Veterans Commemoration calendar Federal Budget 2021 and Veterans The federal government’s Budget 2021, A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth and Resilience, includes a number of items that affect the Veteran community. These include: a program that will cover the mental health care costs of Veterans with PTSD, depressive, or anxiety disorders while their disability benefit application is being processed additional funding to expand and enhance the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund for projects that will support Veterans during the post COVID-19 recovery, including addressing homelessness, employment, retraining, and health challenges a pilot project for peer support groups for CAF members and Veterans who experienced sexual misconduct during their careers additional money to eliminate homelessness among Veterans and across Canada permanent changes to standards for long-term […]

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Op REASSURANCE Newsletter

May 12, 2021 | 0 comments

TFL Alert Exercise – eFP Sig Sqn Authors: Lt A.C. Mosnier and WO G.J.F. Limbert The enhanced Forward Presence Signal Squadron (eFP Sig Sqn) is one of three units within Task Force Latvia (TFL) deployed on Op REASSURANCE. eFP Sig Sqn ROTO 15 is in theatre from 12 January 2021 to 17 July 2021. Recently the eFP Sig Sqn participated in a TFL exercise along with the National Support Element (NSE) and TFL Headquarters. The three entities conducted a road move to Saldus, a town in the west of Latvia to practice setting up a remote headquarters location and establish communications with NATO allies. The eFP Sig Sqn had conducted similar exercises within Camp Adazi prior to this, but this was the first iteration involving a road move outside of the Camp. During this exercise, the eFP Sig Sqn deployed several capabilities to enable command and control and to demonstrate the CIS footprint that could be required in future iterations of the exercise. Light Communication Suite (LCS) kits were deployed to provide both UNCLAS and secure means of communications. The medium Strategic Deployable Terminal (SDT) was also deployed as pictured below. This process confirmed the unit’s ability to quickly establish […]

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Army Run

May 12, 2021 | 0 comments

Members of the C&E Branch currently stationed outside of Canada have teamed up to compete in the Canada Army Run, which will take place virtually from September 10 to 19, 2021. In 2020, the Canada Army Run launched a virtual event. In virtual races, you can run or walk anywhere, at your own pace, outdoors or on a treadmill, alone or in a group. The distances to be covered are 5 km, 10 km, 5 km + 10 km, 21.1 km or 21.1 km + 5km. The races can be completed on any day between the period of September 10 to 19, 2021. The Signalers community is present and very active outside of Canada and we take this opportunity to demonstrate our determination and our support for this cause which is close to our heart. Several members will take on the challenge and all will come together in a spirit of solidarity and camaraderie to participate to the event. Our intention is to rally as many members as possible to proudly represent the Branch outside of Canada. The challenge is also open to family members, friends, colleagues, and anyone who would like to participate. This is a great opportunity for […]

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Veterans Services Update

May 12, 2021 | 0 comments

Attention Veterans! Check out the NCVA site for the latest news including the impact of the recent Federal budget. https://www.ncva-cnaac.ca AND A new link has been added to the Veterans’ Services Dashboard, a page in the C&E Association Menu, to the dialogue and newsletter “Let’s Talk Veterans”.  Take part to see how Veterans’ Affairs Canada can be of help. Views: 1

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